Sitara Cullinan

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

PhD/DI Student


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor of Science Nutrition The University of Texas at Austin 2018
Food Science McGill University 2021


Sitara is carrying out her dissertation research under the direction of Dr. Carla Schwan.

Project domains:

  • Consumer food safety
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Bioinformatics
  • Antimicrobial resistance


Served as a graduate teaching assistant for the following courses:

NUTR 4050/6050: Optimal Nutrition for the Lifespan (Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023)

NUTR 4520/6520: Clinical Nutrition Interventions (Spring 2022)

NUTR 4620/6620: Management of Foodservice Organizations (Spring 2023)

NUTR 2100E: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (Spring 2024, Summer 2024)

Advisory Committee

Carla L. Schwan, Ph.D. (Advisory Committee Chair)

Jung Sun Lee, Ph.D., RD (Committee Member)

Ginnefer Cox, Ph.D., RD (Committee Member)

Kaitlyn Casulli, Ph.D. (Committee Member)

Leo M. Bastos, Ph.D. (Committee Member)

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